Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Thairn cottage is part of Burnbrae Holidays set in the heart of the Scottish Borders, is quiet and peaceful yet only 3 miles from the historical town of Kelso with its majestic abbey, delicous restaurants, large cobbled square. Thairn has private, south-facing conservatory overlooking,cottage garden and patio with views to Tweed valley & Cheviots. Log burning stove. Free Wi-Fi.
The 3 self catering one-bedroom cottages were sympatheticaly created during 1999-2001 by conversion of our farm steading. Thairn cottage is all on one level, light and airy with plenty of space, (ideal for 2, extra beds available, please ask,) generously equip for 2 or 4.
Thairn cottage has one bedroom with an extra long double bed. There is heating throughout & log burner in living room. All of the rooms are on the same level, with level access from the large, private car park. Cars can approach close to the main entrance of Mungo's Well cottage for loading.
Relax in your private south-facing conservatory, or in a recliner on the patio, watching the wildlife, admire the garden, walk in our fields and along the riverside or snuggle-up in front of your cosy log-burning stove.
Thairn cottage has a light & airy living room with ample space for comfortable seating and also dining. The separate kitchen is well equipped with fridge freezer, hob and combination oven & conventional oven. The bathroom has a separate shower & bath. On site there is a lockable cycle shed and a separate laundry with washing machine and tumble drier for the use of guests. Each cottage has a heated drying room. We again scored 100% (5 star excellent) for cleanliness and management when inspected by Visit Scotland.
Within 60 minutes drive of Edinburgh, & 50 mins drive from fishing villages, superb coastal scenery, Border towns, Cheviot and Ettrick hills. Ideal for visiting the many abbeys, gardens and stately homes which are found nearby (Floors Castle and Mellerstain are just a few minutes away). Just 3 miles from Kelso with its splendid square, majestic abbey ruins and individual shops and a wide selection of places to eat.
The quiet country roads are a joy for motorists and cyclists alike. More adventurous mountain bikers can test their nerves on the Glentress trails. For the less daring, the Borders offers a wide variety of golf courses, fishing, horse-riding,(riding stables next door), walking - from strenuous hikes up the Cheviot to peaceful strolls amongst the splendid Borders scenery - or admiring the textiles, pottery, woodwork and paintings on show in the numerous studios and galleries to be found within the area.....and you can return to relax in the peace of Burnbrae.
The owners live on site and enjoy helping guests with information and other assistance.
We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you to Burnbrae.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coldingham beach 48 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh airport 64 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 48 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Scottish Borders region
Burnbrae is located in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, ideal for exploring both the English and Scottish Borders with many historical houses and beautiful gardens. Burnbrae is 60 minutes from Edinburgh and 50 mins from the east coast fishing villages and towns.
Cycling is a particular pleasure on the network of quiet lanes around Burnbrae. There are many shorter trails from most of the main towns and also some longer distance routes including the 4 Abbeys way an 88km (55 mile) circular route linking the four main abbeys in the Scottish Borders - Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. The route follows mainly quiet roads, although short stretches on A roads are unavoidable, a scenic route that takes in many historic interest points. The Scottish Borders is now one of the most cyclist friendly areas of Scotland. In the hills are many tracks which can be cycled by those with the necessary stamina and equipment. In Glentress forest, there are extensive cycling tracks separate from walking paths.
The Tweed River (5 km ) away from Burnbrae has some of the best fishing in the world.
The Scottish Borders is known for is horse riding, Burnbrae is located next door to the Nenthorn Equestrian center from where you can go riding to suit your experience
The local area has many craft workshops, galleries and exhibitions. On site at Burnbrae Studio we have 1 and 2 day craft workshops open to residenrts and non residents, see our website.
Burnbrae is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, 3 miles from the picturesque, abbey town of Kelso. Kelso is regarded as one of the most charming and beautiful towns in the Scottish Borders complete with cobbled streets, large market square, elegant Georgian buildings and of course the River Tweed and Teviot which are well known for their spectacular fishing. Kelso has many fantastic restaurants and a farmers market. The farmers market and musical events are held in the square.
The local area has many golf courses including Kelso, the Roxburgh and the Hiersel. The Kelso Race course is between Burnbrae and Kelso, near Floors Castle.
The Border Union Show Ground in Kelso has many different types of events. Kelso Civic Week is held in July each year.
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